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Making Baby Shampoo at Home

Making Baby Shampoo at Home

Majority of the commercial baby products include chemicals, which can cause serious harm to the baby. Thus, many pediatrics nowadays, are suggesting the parents to make baby products at home. In this article we’ll be discussing the process of making baby soaps at home. If you want to begin the process of making baby shampoo right from the scratch, you must have enough skill for accomplishing the procedure successfully; moreover, you will require ingredients like lye and vegetable shortening. Many of us don’t have the right knowledge of using these ingredients and if these ingredients are not used in perfect proportions it might cause serious harm to the baby. Thus it is advisable to use castile soap flakes as the main ingredient of the baby shampoo. Castile soap is extremely gentle in nature  [...]

Tips for Making a Child Eat Fruits

Tips for Making a Child Eat Fruits

Whenever we prepare a healthy diet plan for a normal individual, we include a lot of fruits in it. This is because the immense nutritional goodness of fruits. Fruits act as sources of a number of essential nutrients like vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants and folic acid. The nutritional content in one fruit type varies from the other; but more or less all fruits offer some kind of health benefits. Thus, it is extremely important for a child to consume some portion of fruits per day. However, majority of the children do not want to have fruits. In this article we’ll be discussing some tricks for making a child eat fruits. Cut the fruits and make fun deigns out of them. For instance, you can make a clown face using different fruits. Use grapes to form the eyes of the clown; the cherry can  [...]

Increasing a Baby’s Appetite: Some Guidelines

Increasing a Baby’s Appetite: Some Guidelines

Are you worried about the decreasing appetite of your baby? It’s quite natural. If the baby does not eat enough food, parents often feel worried as doing so may deprive the little one from all the required nutrients. The doctors however do not become concerned unless the growth of the baby is affected by his irregular eating habit. When the baby is taken to the pediatrician for regular checkups, he will check your baby’s body weight and growth. If the checkup reveals that the weight of your baby is lower than normal and he is having a lesser growth rate compared to his peers, the doctor will offer you some guidelines for increasing your baby’s appetite. The doctor will recommend diagnostic tests for detecting whether the baby is having any underlying medical problem; if detected, the  [...]

Overview of Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Overview of Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Pregnancy ultrasounds first came into use during the 1950s. Since then, ultrasound is regarded as one of the most important diagnostics tools for checking the health of the growing fetus. A pregnancy ultrasound is basically the ultrasound used for scanning during pregnancy. These ultrasounds are used for diagnosing the fetus growing in the womb of the pregnant mother.  A ultrasound scan can help the doctor to identify existing defects in the developing baby prior to birth. Is it safe to undergo ultrasound during pregnancy? Majority of the medical experts and a number of pregnancy magazines state that it is absolutely safe to get ultrasounds done during pregnancy. Ultrasounds are unlikely to harm the unborn baby and the expecting mother. Let us now get acquainted with the working procedure  [...]

Stopping Nail Biting in Children

Stopping Nail Biting in Children

25% of the children between the ages of 2 and 6 years bite nails. The term nail biting describes the act of biting the finger nails. Often children also chew the nails, pick them or even start biting the cuticles. Studies have revealed the primary reason behind this habit is pressure. Children try to solve the pressures faced by them through nail biting. This pressure might be caused by anything; common examples include nervousness in school or feeling jealous of friends or siblings. Extreme violence on television, abusive nature of parents can also act as stressors. Relieving the anxiety of the child might help in stopping him from biting nails. As a parent, you must try to stop the nail biting habit of your child; the faster you succeed in doing that the better. This is because repeated nail  [...]

Low Androgen Levels in Women

Low Androgen Levels in Women

Androgens may be primarily the male hormone, however, certain percentage of the same are also found among women. Among women, these hormones are produced by ovaries, fat cells and adrenal glands. These compounds play a handful of role in maintaining the normal function of the body system. Therefore, their lack or deficiency can cause a number of symptoms and distresses among women. According to several experts, many women face a serious depletion in the level of androgens on graduating from the pre-menopausal stage to post-menopausal stage. One of the most distressing outcomes of low androgen level among females is low libido. Furthermore, women may also encounter other symptoms like early fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats and more. However, these signs are minor and evade naturally without  [...]

Herbs for Managing Labor Pain

Herbs for Managing Labor Pain

Childbirth makes a woman experience severe pain occurring due to uterine contractions. Some women use anesthetics of varied forms for minimizing the pain and making the labor more convenient. Some, on the other hand take pain medications for alleviating labor pain. There are also certain herbs that can help in reducing pain associated with childbirth. Below we have discussed about some of the most frequently used herbs for managing labor pain. Skullcap: The scientific name of this herb is Scutelleria lateriflora; it is also sometimes referred to as American skullcap. Since the ancient times, skullcap has been used for treating anxiety; it acts as a relaxant relieving people from stress and nervousness. According to many midwives, applying a paste of the herb around the pelvic region of the  [...]